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31 femmes que tu dois connaître

31 biographies in French with 2 levels of complexity

Beginner (Level 1), Novice (Levels 1-2), Intermediate (Levels 2-4)

This product highlights the biographies of 31 women from around the world, throughout history, with a wide range of impacts on the world! The biographies are all written in French, and each one is provided in TWO levels of text complexity: simplified and detailed.

The product download is a link to a Google Drive folder. Download or Make a Copy of each file in order to edit and share with your students.


  • PRINT-READY RESOURCES: Printable versions of all readings (simplified and detailed) with a single-page comprehension worksheet for each biography, plus answer keys.


  1. Maria Tallchief
  2. Felicitas Méndez
  3. Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai
  4. Blythe Hill
  5. Junko Tabei
  6. Andrea Marshall
  7. Pam Oliver
  8. Mileva Maric
  9. Marta Vieira da Silva
  10. Ann Makosinki
  11. Andrée Peel
  12. Eufrosina Cruz
  13. Jane Goodall
  14. Mona Haydar
  15. Violeta Parra
  16. Tamara Adrián
  17. Petrona Eyle
  18. Nadia Murad
  19. Elena Cornaro Piscopio
  20. Tu YouYou
  21. Isabella Springmuhl
  22. Corrie ten Boom
  23. Alexa Morena
  24. Gerda Taro
  25. Ynés Mexía
  26. Teresa Carreño
  27. Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro
  28. Maud Wagner
  29. Elizabeth Peratrovich
  30. Simone Liebster
  31. Mari Copeny
  32. Billie Jean King
  • This makes an excellent addition to my FVR library.

    Amy P.
  • This resource helped my students practice reading skills while learning about women they would not have heard of. A lot of work went into producing it, and I appreciate the accuracy. It is handy to just copy and hand out as a reading exercise.

    Clare C.
  • I love the variety and how many different bios are featured. We focused on some together as a class, in pairs and in groups. Students were exposed to so many prominent female figures!

  • As always with the Comprehensible Classroom, this resource is very thorough and an excellent way to encourage students to explore the lives and experiences of many interesting women in comprehensible French!

    Ashley Chrisman

31 femmes que tu dois connaître


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